Hiplok review

Bicycle chains are heavy necessities for cyclists. Over time I’ve tested a number of inventive methods for carrying them. On the handlebars was a huge failure as they make the important act of steering a difficulty. Attached to my belt using a device such a lock holster worked okay. Of course, in the bag is […]

Read full story Comments { 29 }

ArtCrank needs you + Halfords Tour + Bike Polo taster session this weekend

ArtCrank! Yes! It’s back! And we need YOU! ARTCRANK London is now accepting artist submissions for our 2011 show. The show will be featuring at Look Mum No Hands! on 19 August for our fantastic second year. If you’re an artist in London and would like to be considered for the show, please send us […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

We’re in the top 3 + win £50!

After a huge number of downloads we’ve made a real splash in the Apple App Store with our London Bike Rides app and reached the number 2 position in under 24 hours! Thanks to the many of you who’ve downloaded so far! Today we have two £50 iGo Bike Gift Vouchers up for grabs for […]

Read full story Comments { 8 }

London Bike Rides iPhone app

Discover the 30 best places to go cycling in London with the new London Cyclist iPhone app.

Read full story Comments { 27 }

Setting aside the fear of theft and just riding

My post today was going to be all about the partial rebuild of my Mixte by Racer Rosa. I was due to pick her up yesterday lunchtime but I had an emergency to deal with at work and so I had to postpone the pick up until later in the week When I was deciding […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }

Record fines of £200 for cyclists using Olympic VIP Lanes

Last July, news emerged of £200 fines for motorists and cyclists caught using Olympic Lanes. The news today, is that this disruption could continue for up to 100 days from June to September. A TfL consultation is currently taking place where it is possible to see the roads in London affected by the Olympic Route […]

Read full story Comments { 17 }

Have you got your bike tagged?

There’s an on-going drive by the police to get London’s bikes tagged. Doing so helps them recover the owner when one is stolen. There’s also excellent initiatives such as Bike Revolution where you can buy tags yourself and add your bike to the database. I was wondering.. How many of you out there have your […]

Read full story Comments { 40 }

Riding in the bike lane

The second half of this video really got me laughing. Those crazy Americans..

Read full story Comments { 10 }

Blackfriars Bridge: What next?

The Conservative Assembly members walkout is an outcome few could have predicted from the Blackfriars Bridge cycle safety discussion. The discussion largely surrounds a 20mph limit that has been in place during construction work on the bridge. TfL, with the support of Mayor Boris Johnson, plan on removing the 20mph limit in favour of a […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

Cycling masks and the shocking results

A few months ago London Cyclist reader, Claire, approached me for advice on wearing masks whilst cycling to block fumes. Fortunately, at the same time, Francis from http://totobobo.com/ got in touch with me, asking if I wanted to review their cycling mask. Putting two and two together, I thought it would be an interesting experiment […]

Read full story Comments { 112 }

UltimateMobiles iPhone bike mount

I’m losing count of the number of iPhone bike mounts I’ve reviewed. When I initially setup London Cyclist blog I didn’t think to myself: “One day I’ll test every single iPhone bike mount ever made.” But here we are and it seems to be becoming reality! The latest one is sent to me by UltimateMobiles […]

Read full story Comments { 10 }
The Guvnor

When is enough, enough?

Reading some of the comments from my recent posts about bike fit and the Brompton review it strikes me that the more one gets into cycling, the more reluctant one is to accept a one-size-fits-all bike.  I mean that both in terms of the bike itself and the set up.  We now need bikes for […]

Read full story Comments { 39 }